Official Trailer for Pregnancy Horror 'Shelley' Directed by Ali Abbasi
by Alex Billington
July 17, 2016
"Would you consider carrying my child?" IFC Films has unveiled a trailer for a psychological horror film called Shelley, about a woman who convinces her maid to get pregnant since she can't but there's obviously a dark side to the story. The baby seems to be growing faster than usual and their seems to be a creepy evil something growing inside of her. This premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, and is playing at Fantasia this month. Starring Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Cosmina Stratan, Peter Christoffersen, Bjorn Andresen, and Marianne Mortensen. There have been a many baby-related horror films (from Rosemary's Baby to Proxy recently to Species II) but this one seems to be particularly unsettling. If you're into this, take a look.
Here's the official US trailer (+ a poster) for Ali Abbasi's Shelley, found direct from YouTube:
Louise and Kasper, a Danish couple, live in an isolated villa in the middle of the forest away from modern life, technology and even electricity. Louise's biggest dream is to become a mother but she is unable to have children. She finally decides, out of desperation, to seal a pact with her Romanian maid, Elena. Elena accepts to bear Louise's child as a surrogate mother in exchange for a large amount of money. The life growing inside of her is taking shape too fast, affecting the lives of everyone like an evil force. Paranoia arises around the inevitable birth… Shelley is directed by Danish filmmaker Ali Abbasi, making his feature directorial debut. The script is by Maren Louise Käehne & Ali Abassi. This first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival this year. IFC Films will open Shelley in select theaters + on VOD starting July 29th this summer.
What a fantastic poster...creepy trailer too...properly intrigued.
cuckoozey on Jul 17, 2016
True, it is unsettling, but that's all to it. Besides that, it looks like an usual story seen from Rosemary's baby on. I will probably pass this one, but I do believe it has some potential since it looks quite atmospheric ...
shiboleth on Jul 17, 2016
And you know that's all there is to it because? Have you seen it? If the trailer is unsettling than it does its job; it's a horror film. It also looks more original than other horror films these days. I'll wait for some reviews, but this definitely has my interest.
Terry Craig on Jul 20, 2016
And why would I have something against it? All I am saying is that this is someone else's treat (yours in this case) and not mine. I was clear about the reason why it is not mine, right?
shiboleth on Jul 21, 2016
Sorry, I don't know why I was confrontational when I made my comment.
Terry Craig on Jul 24, 2016
Hey, no worries. It's not easy to be always in a good mood. Or to understand others in a right way. Anyway, I appreciate your answer and I do apologize, in case if that's necessary, for me upsetting you. Not my intention, either. So enjoy life, man ... Cheers ...
shiboleth on Jul 24, 2016
Jeez....as if pregnancy wasn't enough of a nightmare... I NEED WATERMELON AND NUTELLA!!! In December!
TheOct8pus on Jul 18, 2016
They closed the book on "pregnancy horror" after INSIDE.
DAVIDPD on Jul 18, 2016
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